Our Dartford branch provides housing for around 46 young adults at risk of homelessness every year, supported by additional move-on accommodation in the local community. Added support within housing includes outdoor education, benefits advice, employment and informal education support.
As well as providing the security of a safe, warm environment our team of support workers offer personalised support plans, risk assessments and utilise the Homelessness Outcome star to track personal progress. The housing service also includes signposting and guidance across a range of issues: we help people who need resettlement advice, mental health support and help with problems around drug and alcohol use. We also offer recreational activities to build social skills as wells as chaplaincy services and support.
We pride ourselves on having a dynamic and life-enhancing programme for our housing clients, which can help springboard them into independent accommodation, work, and training. We work with various external agencies, partners and local authorities to get the best possible outcome for all who stay with us.
Every day we do inspiring work, supporting young people to belong, contribute and thrive in their local communities. Our projects and programmes are open to all and focus on the following five themes:
- Employment, education and training
- Social inclusion
- Life skills / tenant ready and moving on
- Health and wellbeing
- Tenant voice (resident engagement)
We offer two types of housing. The first type is cluster accommodation which includes a room with a WC, shower, shared kitchen and laundry room. The second type is self-contained and includes a room with kitchen, WC, shower and shared laundry. Residents are assigned a support worker who will tailor support plans accordingly. Regular support meetings continue for the duration of stay.
The hostel is within walking distance of Dartford train station and has excellent transport links.